Overview

Staff Interpreter Job at Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet – Tennant Creek NT

Job description

Agency Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet Work unit Territory Regional Growth Barkly

Job title Staff Interpreter Designation Administrative Officer 3

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed to 30/06/2024

Salary $62,773 – $67,746 Location Tennant Creek

Position number 30508 RTF 245761 Closing 04/08/2022

Contact Louise Beilby, Regional Coordinator on 08 8962 4237 or [email protected]

About the agency https://cmc.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=245761

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – inclusion and diversity and Special Measures recruitment plans

The NTPS values diversity. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates

people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the recruitment

process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the

merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures recruitment plan eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration

for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures plans, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Provide Aboriginal language interpreting services in the following areas: the courts, for government and non-government

visitors to communities, for police business, for the housing alliance, at community meetings and at health related requests;

as well as manage the administration of the Community Office if remotely located.

Context statement

The AIS operates a 24/7 interpreting service, responding to requests from a variety of Government, non-Government and

private clients for Aboriginal language interpreters, across the whole of NT as well as SA/WA cross border locations. Staff

are required to work in a demanding and dynamic environment that requires a resilient and flexible attitude, an ability to

manage shifting and competing priorities as well as taking into account cultural sensitivities.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Undertake community interpreting work in the following areas: the courts, for government and non-government visitors

to communities, for police business, for the housing alliance, at community meetings and at the Health Centre.

2. Work with the Training and Liaison Officer (TLO) in identifying new interpreters and assist the TLO with language

assessments.

3. Promote the use of interpreters in the community.

4. Provide assistance and support to other interpreters.

5. Assist in booking interpreting jobs through the Central Booking Office.

6. Provide periodic reports on work completed.

7. Engage and assist in interpreter training and provide administrative assistance.

Selection criteria

Essential

1. Capable of speaking fluently an Aboriginal language or languages and English.

2. Able to engage and communicate with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

3. Confidence to deal with a variety of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients such as government officers and organisations.

4. Willingness to follow the Code of Ethics for Interpreters which requires our interpreters to:

a. Maintain strict confidentiality;

b. Interpret accurately, objectively and impartially; and

c. Act in a professional manner at all times.

5. Your own mobile telephone or a telephone number so that the AIS can contact you.

6. Experience as an interpreter.

Desirable

1. Confidence to speak English and/or language in public or in a group situation.

2. Qualification in the Diploma of Interpreting or NAATI accreditation.

About the Company

Company: Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet –

Company Location:  Tennant Creek NT

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